It is an expectation of all
elementary teachers that they will be able to demonstrate that they are
competent to use and teach basic mathematics appropriate to elementary
The links that follow list some of those basic skills and allow you to
review and practice
those concepts and skills in preparation for PRAXIS 1 and the
Mathematical Competency test.
The following areas are covered on these tests and you should review
and practice these skills
and competency areas. Many of these sites have been designed for
elementary aged children, but
adults often find them useful to review simple concepts.
A good place to start is review all of the basic skills on a grade by
grade practice site: IXL
A practice test is available by downloading this link: Math Competency
Test Sample Problems
Here are some review sheets that go over these concepts.
Ratio, Percents & Decimal Concepts
Fractions Multiplication and Division
Reduction of Fractions, LCD, LCM
and comparison of fractions
After you have taken the test you may find the following links helpful
with any weak areas that the
Sample problems helped you to uncover.
1. Number Concepts - Place Value and Value
2. Number Concepts - Greater Than or Less Than
3. Number Concepts - Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers
The Meaning of Percent:
- Writing Fractions as Percents:
-- review the basic ideas behind decimals.
Downloads a PDF file.
Adding Whole Numbers and Decimals
6. Common Fractions, Proper Fractions, Mixed Numbers, Improper
7. Ratio and Proportion:
BBC Number skills: fractions, decimals, percents